The LBA committee discussed the usual range of topics affecting business in the town:
Amongst other topics the committee discussed the activities of the Historic Environment Scotland Group, both Linlithgow BIDs, the Community Council, the Planning Forum , the Civic Trust and the Town Management Group.
The Linlithgow Community Development Trust’s proposals for a business ‘hub’ were discussed. Currently the ‘hub’ is an online community called Space4 aimed at helping small and micro businesses to prosper. http://trust-linlithgow.org.uk/linlithgow-business-community-hub/ A physical hub may be developed in the future.
The Council’s proposals for redeveloping the Vennel area were discussed. A draft planning guidance report has been issued. http://coins.westlothian.gov.uk/coins/submissiondocuments.asp?submissionid=34271
The McCarthy and Stone development at the Cross was discussed. The retail units on the frontage are still not complete. Councillor Tait has been in discussions.
Anne Daly gave a report from the Visit Scotland Tourism Expo held at the SEC this week.
Chair Jon Newey will be attending the Queensferry BNI as a guest later in the week.
The next LBA meeting is to be Friday 2 June at 7:30pm. LBA members are invited to attend